EGA Supports Special New Year`s Day Meeting at Meydan Racecourse

Photo: Mubtaahij (Mike de Kock-Dane O`Neill) claims the EGA Billet trophy in 2014, at the start of a racing campaign that culminated in the 2015 UAE Derby victory on Dubai World Cup day

Credit: Dubai Racing Club // Andrew Watkins

Emirates Global Aluminum (“EGA”) and Meydan Racecourse are set to host an extra-special celebratory New Year’s Day meeting on Friday 1 January 2016, highlighted by a racecard worth AED830,000.

The EGA Excellence Trophy, held over 1400m on the dirt, is the official feature of the afternoon’s six races and carries a purse of AED165,000.

EGA’s Khalid Essa Buhumaid, Senior Vice President, Communication & Government Relations said: “A proudly Emirati company and one of the nation’s industrial flagships, EGA is proud to sponsor Dubai Racing Club’s annual Racing at Meydan and Dubai World Cup Carnival meetings again for the 2015/2016 season as part of the support we provide to a broad range of community-oriented events and activities. By partnering with these high-profile events for the past nine years, we strongly believe that we contribute to the socio-economic growth of the UAE while promoting the nation’s passion for equestrian excellence.”

EGA will return to Meydan Racecourse on 4 February 2016 for a meeting of the Dubai World Cup Carnival, which features the internationally-renowned US$250,000 Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 for Thoroughbreds as well as the Purebred Arabian version of the same race. The Al Maktoum Challenge series of races is the official preparation path for horses on the Dubai World Cup trail.

Malih Lahej Al Basti, Meydan Group Vice Chairman and Chairman of Meydan Racing Committee, said: “The long-term partnership that Meydan Group enjoys with EGA is key to the success and growth of racing in Dubai and the Dubai World Cup Carnival. EGA’s support of community events, such as our racing season, helps to shape and develop the future of our country and retain the tradition of equestrianism that exists in the UAE.”

EGA’s product portfolio comprises high purity, premium quality cast aluminium products in three main forms: high purity and foundry re-melt products for electronics and aerospace, and automotive applications respectively; rolled products (for packaging, lithographic sheets and the automotive Industry); and billets for extrusion and forging (for construction, industrial and transportation processes). Over 350 customers are served in almost 70 countries worldwide, predominantly in the Asia, Europe, the MENA region, and the Americas.

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